Cover Image for Raybearer

An epic West-African inspired YA fantasy from an incredible new talent.


filled star filled star filled star filled star star unfilled (423)
Print copy

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11. If she's picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust.

Tarisai won't stand by and become someone's pawn - but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?

*Please note: The publication date for Raybearer has been pushed back to August 2020. Winners will receive a copy of the book in July 2020.

See more details about this Book


Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.

Book Details

Publisher Hot Key Books
Genre Fantasy and Magic
Released on 18/08/20
Pages 496
ISBN 9781471409271
Price £7.99


First Impressions

Books of the same Genre

Books by the same Author

Books by the same Publisher